Africa & U.S. Cities — A Recognition for the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ Africa Report

The news about the African continent — its peoples, governments, institutions, activities — never stops. Coverage of the continent by American-run, as well as African-run organizations, and a mix of others, is what informs us about what is taking place at home and abroad. How this news is reported, why, when, and by whom, goes…

Strengthening citizen-centered governance should be a core element of the Biden administration’s democracy agenda

There are indications that President-elect Joe Biden intends to make supporting democracy a key element of his administration’s foreign policy. This is a pragmatic decision based in an understanding of national interest that recognizes that threats to democracy overseas imperil

Why Ethiopia’s Tigray Conflict Is Dominating Africa Headline News

  Tensions in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region have gone from talking about the potential for conflict into what is now the aftermath of a war between the country’s federal government in Addis Ababa and the regional government in Tigray. An estimated six million people live in the Tigray region.  Since fighting began on November 4,…

Be careful what you share on Facebook, says Professor Ben Bongang

Today we bring to you Part 2 of Africa Agenda’s Celebration of World Press Freedom Day in 2019. Greetings to our all of guests in the United States and around the world.  Lesson to be learned: High-quality news is important News managers must make a clear distinction between reporting and opinion writing Africans must learn…

Before the 2018 Midterms — How Colorado’s African Community Got Into the “Rough-and-Tumble” of Modern U.S. Politics

Editor’s Note: This post was published before the November 6 U.S. midterm elections. The  results show Jason Crow defeating Mike Coffman by 10 points (54.1 by 42.9)  Without a doubt, one of the hottest races in the 2018 U.S. midterm election is being fought in Colorado’s Front Range which includes Aurora, Centennial, Brighton, and the…